Recent Advances in Polythiophene Synthesis by Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions

Author(s): Mario Hoyos, Michael L. Turner, Oscar Navarro.

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 15 , Issue 18 , 2011

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The synthesis of well-defined macromolecules using polymerization processes is a challenging and important task in organic chemistry. Palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions represent an important tool in the chemists armory, combining high efficiency, low catalyst loadings, high tolerance to a variety of functional groups and solvents and moderate reaction temperatures (25 – 100 °C). The present review is an account of the recent literature involving Pd-catalyzed, cross-coupling based polymerizations for the synthesis of polythiophenes, as well as the use of this and related compounds in polymer and material science.

Keywords: Polythiophenes, C-C and C-X bond formation, palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions, polymerization, Stille, Sonogashira, polythiophenes (PT), tetrahydrofuran (THF), nickel(bipyridine) dichloride, Thiophene polymers, Porphyrin-derivatives, Tetraphosphines, Nickel Complexes, carbene moiety, chiral palladium

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Year: 2011
Page: [3263 - 3290]
Pages: 28
DOI: 10.2174/138527211797247996
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